Lord of the Flies

When does Simon die in Lord of the Flies?


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Simon is killed at the end of chapter 9. The boys are having a reenactment of the pig hunt when Simon, who is delirious and hallucinating, crawls into the ring of boys. The boys first think he is the beast and start killing him. When they realize it is Simon and not the beast, they are to caught up and excited to stop. After Simon is killed, all the boys avoid talking about it because they are embarrassed.